Our garden now sports Snowdrops and other winter flowers, and the shrubs are starting to burst into leaf. What a difference a couple of weeks makes. Long-tailed tits have joined the Blue, Great and Coal varieties on the feeder. Pigeons coo to each other, and the ducks on the canal are looking decidedly frisky.
Anyway, having opened our post after arriving home an hour early on Tuesday morning, Sue and I felt duty bound to take advantage of the sunshine and toddle off to Dunham Massey’s winter garden, where today’s snaps were taken.
The names may not all be correct!
Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) were growing in gay abandon.
There were several species of Witch Hazel (eg Hamemelis intermedia).
These red berries certainly caught the eye.
The Orange House, just a shell until recently, is full of plants that look as if they will shortly be in flower, and there are various types of fruit shrubs inside, with…. oranges…
This sweet smelling Honeysuckle (Lonicera purpusii) is a winter-flowering variety.